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Marine biodiversity in the Fynbos region

Often overlooked in the awe and wonder that the terrestrial species evoke is the equally remarkable and spectacular marine biodiversity that surrounds the Table Mountain chain. This is because two ocean current systems meet and merge off its southern tip – the cold Benguela current in...

Animals of the Fynbos region

While its plants have, understandably, commanded most attention, the Fynbos region also contains several categories of the animal kingdom that are equally significant in global biodiversity terms. Because of its nutrient-poor soils, fynbos supports few big mammals, and its bird-life is not particularly spectacular, with just...

Pollination in the Fynbos

Insects, birds and mammals are crucial pollinators of fynbos plants! Recent studies have shown that these plants will go to extreme lengths to attract the attention of pollinators and this is particularly apparent amongst the geophytes that bloom just after fire when pollinators are particularly...

Flagship Species: The Black Harrier

It is estimated that less than 100 Black Harriers are protected within formally conserved areas and that outside of these protected areas, the birds are reliant on remnant patches of natural vegetation, feeding in agricultural landscapes. As the worlds most range restricted continental harrier with...

Endemic Bird Species Hot Spots

  Falling within the heart of the globes smallest floral kingdom, the Cape Peninsula is host to 40 of South Africa’s 160 endemic bird species. The area is not known for its quantity of birds but rather its quality and although there are around 300 bird...

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Hike.Run.Explore

There isn’t a week that goes by that I don’t hit Table Mountain’s trails, be it to run, to hike or to take our fynbos loving dogs for a “sniff-fest”. For too long I took our beautiful mountain and my proximity to her for granted....

The Cape Floristic Kingdom

The Cape Floristic Kingdom (CFK) is located in the southern tip of South Africa and stretches from Niewoudville in the north across to Port Elizabeth in the east. Oceans bound it to the south and west and the arid Karoo to the north and east....

Help raise R9m to “Restore the Roodeberg”

Three conservation bodies in the Cape Peninsula have teamed up to save a precious piece of mountain land for posterity – and they are calling on members of the public to help them raise R9,2-million by June 2014 to do so. Lying south of the Noordhoek...